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National Science Foundation GRANT
Collaborative Research: Modeling Immune Dynamics of RNA Viruses In Reservoir and Nonreservoir Species

NSF-1517719


Investigators:

  • Linda JS Allen, Texas Tech University
  • Alex Trindade, Texas Tech University
  • Colleen Jonsson, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN
  • Michele Kosiewicz, University of Louisville


Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows: Texas Tech University

  • Krystin E Steelman Huff, PhD student
  • Aadrita Nandi, PhD student
  • William Tritch, MS student, Graduated Fall 2016
  • Manjari Dissanayake, PhD Student
  • Annabel Offer Meade, MS Student, Graduated Summer 2017
  • Fan Bai, Postdoctoral Fellow


Publications:
  • DG Goodin, CB Jonsson, LJS Allen and RD Owen. 2017. Integrating landscape hierarchies in the discovery and modeling of ecological drivers of zoonotically transmitted disease from wildlife. In: The Connections Between Ecology and Infectious Disease, Book Series: Advances in Environmental Microbiology. C J. Hurst (Ed.) Accepted.

Theses/Dissertations:
  • A Meade. Within-Host Models for Hantavirus Immune Response. Master's Report, TTU, M.S. August 2017.

Presentations/Posters:
  • Poster: "Modeling Innate Immune Response: Hantavirus in Reservoir/Nonreservoir Hosts". A Offer-Meade. Xth International Conference on HFRS, HPS, and Hantaviruses, Fort Collins, CO, May 31-June 3, 2016.
  • Presentation: "Duration of a Minor Epidemic Near the Critical Threshold of R_0=1". LJS Allen. Joint Mathematics Meetings, Session: Advances in Mathematics of Ecology, Epidemiology and Immunology of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia, January 5-7, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Modeling the Early Stages of a Within-Host Viral Infection". KE Steelman. 97th Annual Meeting of the MAA Texas Section, Texas A&M University-Commerce, March 31-April 1, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Modeling the Early Stages of a Within-Host Viral Infection". KE Steelman. West Texas Applied Math Graduate Minisymposium, Texas Tech University, April 28, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Environment, Host and Pathogen Diversity on Probability of Disease Extinction". LJS Allen, BAMM 2017, Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 18-20, 2017.
  • Presentation: "Mathematical Modeling of Viral Zoonotic Infectious Diseases". LJS Allen. University of Kelaniya, Mathematics Colloquium, Sri Lanka, July 14, 2017.
  • Poster: "Within-host Mathematical Models for Orthohantavirus Infections". A Adams, O Dougherty, Q Murphy. MBI Summer Undergraduate Capstone Conference, Ohio State University, August 7-11, 2017.

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